THE BABYLONIAN EASTER
Almost every year before spring season arrived, number of people look forward the next holiday. Almost every children in America are being taught about spring season along with Easter holiday. Both, school teachers and parent are teaching their children about this Easter holiday culture. The odd things about most public school, public school forbidden to teach Bible in class or even a prayer. Yet, why do they teach the children the holiday Easter as they claimed it teaches from the Bible?
If we're searching for the truth, we are also searching for the Creator ONE because HE is the true of life.
Look what the scriptural book said in John 14:6.
Today, there are separate school like a Sunday school where students are fully taught about the Bible. While the public school teach basic little stuff about Easter. Because they teach about the holidays. This Sunday school traditions are not like the regular public school. Yet, why do we have two difference kind of school? Why are most school banning prayer or the Bible in school ever since the 1960's?
Once you investigate throughout the history, you will know the answer why. Yet, do you think this method of teaching children without the Bible in school is wrong? Teach children only what the world of man teaches?
People today do not realize or don't know that the Scriptural book tell us that this book is the most important. The importance roll of teaching people the way of life. Understanding the law of life. Even it specifically explained that we the people shouldn't fall in the way the world teach apart from what the scriptural book teaches. Here one example explained in Romans 12:2 why we should deal the scriptural and not the world.
“...do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well pleasing and perfect desire of the Creator ONE.”
“All Scripture is breathed by the Creator ONE and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of the Creator ONE might be fitted, equipped for every good work.” 2nd TIMOTHY 3:16-17
Because of modern world mixture of differs beliefs, authorities have change the way of teaching people about the way of life. Taking the Bible out of the proper education is the biggest mistake for all authorities to do that. Prophet Daniel in the book of Daniel 7:25 knew people in time would change the time and law of what the Scriptural book teach.
Now let get back to Easter. Does the Bible teach about Easter? The answer is yes and no. There are some scriptural book like the King James Version book do have a word EASTER found in Acts chapter twelve; verse four:
“And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”
While other scriptural book does not appear as Easter but Passover. The word EASTER in Acts 12:4 in the KJV book is a mistranslation Greek word pascha. Translated Greek to English should simply be the Passover. According to various sources, the rooted word Easter come from this so-called goddess of Easter. This one false goddess within many names—the goddess of fertility whom the ancient have worship during the spring season. Similarly, to "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously like Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "Eastre."
Ostara (1884) by
Eástre (1909) by Jacques Reich.
Directly derived from Gehrts' image (above),
with the Germanic worshipers replaced
by a picturesque landscape.
For about over 1600 years since during the Western world, the pagans have been teaching children that Messiah have risen from the dead on Sunday morning and that is merely one of the fables Apostle Paul warned readers of the New Covenant (New Testament) to expect. The Sunday resurrection did not really occur the way the modern first day clock set which the Roman or Greek used their time system is a lot different from what the Israeli follow. Their time cycle system was changed over years against the heavenly Creator’s time system he had created and gave His people in the first place. Our Creator made the sign of the time by the sun, moon and the stars to know the time of the year, month and day instead of the kind of calendar we used today.
After I, Brethren Pouliot have discovered the truth about the Passover from false teaching about Easter, I've learned about the Pascha is the Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, and the holy days, which the Creator ONE had ordained His people to observe this day forever as how the MessiYah, our Savior have followed this practice. Even the early apostles, and the converted Gentile people too (according to Acts 2:1; 12:3; 18:21; 20:6, 16 and 1st Corinthians 5:7-8; 16:8).
Passover is the special appointed time every year. A time to remember YHUH (Yahuah the true name of the heavenly Father) as explain in the book of Luke 22:19, and YahuSha, our MessiYah who had died for our sin to Salvation us from the eternal death. As you noticed, Passover is not on the day YahUsha had raised up from the death. So, why in the world did this word Easter in Acts 12:4 mix up with the origin word Passover? Paul had warned this converts custom that they must not return to observing this silly pagan customs which they became slaves by pagan rulers (Galatians 4:9-10).
Notice how one scriptures book example in first Kings chapter 12 verses 31 to 33, evidence us that there was already a pagan people who have changed the idea of Passover Day from the first month of the year (modern calendar between March & April) into the eighth month (between October & November) in the ancient day too. King Jeroboam in this scripture was the one of who change YHUH’s law before the Babylonian Empire had came. Which when many later got influences with the false doctrine and became slaves for a long time. King Jeroboam was against YAHUAH (YHUH).
Jeroboam built shrines on high places and appointed priests from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites. He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places he had made. On the fifteenth day of the eighth month, a month of his own choosing, he offered sacrifices on the altar he had built at Bethel. So he instituted the festival for the Yisraelites and went up to the altar to make offerings. 1st Kings 12:31-33
YHUH had commanded His people about the wrongdoing and knowing that right way to live after they left Egypt which they have been slaves for over 400 years. They were rethought again by writing on stone and strolls. They were also being taught again about observing the Passover Day and set this remembering forever! (Exodus 12:24.) This is the reason why YAHUAH had ordered Moses to lead HIS people out of Egypt and to teach this LAW of his again; Ten Commandments. To teach them again for what they have been ignoring and/or forgotten about true way of life. Instead of how they got themselves save with man that isn’t YAHUAH’s way. To know how to live right without falling into sinful slaves. After they were lead out of Egypt, their reason of coming out was to agree prior to the Old Covenant, or the Law of Moses by staying with YHUH's Law.
All this teaching of the Passover Day were about the sacrifice which YahuSha was impaled on the stake (not the so-called crucifixion of the cross) to death come remission of our sins that which everyone one should understand its meaning. MessiYah, changed the emblems used from the blood of a lamb and eating its roasted body to the bread and wine which we no longer have to kill the real lamb, to spill the blood for forgiving sin. Yet, the sad part is that there are still some people in this world today still do these sacrifice. The Papacy had changed this law and time by falsely trick the idea which state in Mark 2:27, that we’re no longer made to be the rule of the Sabbath day. Another word, they also change the time of Sabbath day which many people believe this day is Sunday instead of on Saturday. Meaning, the Papacy wanted and force people to practice Easter only on Sunday as their so-called day of Sabbath which give their own reason to change about MessiYah raised that day and mix up about the Passover Day as well. Many people though to believe that some law are no longer require to follow or obverse. The truth is, YahuSha mission on earth was not the reason to abolish YAHUAH's law, including the Passover—He merely changed the emblems, or symbols used of blood of the lamb. Yet, we’ve ignore that?
All the apostles of YahuSha's followers of the first century true believers have observed Passover Day on the 14th day of the first month (if we used our modern calendar, happened between March & April) of the sacred calendar. They also observed Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days after Passover time. These day is a special holy memorial annual time, which we all should not never forget but to remember and honor Yahuah and his Son, YahuSha whom he died on the stake and know why. A reaffirming time of year by year on its anniversary, the true believer's' faith in the blood of MessiYah for the remission of his sins, and the broken body of His physical healing.
All Western nations for long time have been deceived into dropping the festival of Yahuah's not the pagan name God or any other ordained name forever to commemorate the death of the true Saviour for our sins, and substituting in its place of the pagan festival in commemoration of the counterfeit "savior" and mediator as Baal, the sun god, named after the mythical Ishtar, his wife—actually none other than the ancient Semiramis, who palmed herself off as the wife of the sun god, the idolatrous "queen of heaven." Which many of the people in these day didn't really know what they were dealing with the false idea secretly. YHUH have often shown us a way to be warned about the false doctrine.
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8
In the New Covenant (New Testament) book which reveals about YahuSHA, the messiah and how the apostles the followers (believers), both Jewish- and Gentile-born, observed YHUH's Sabbath, and Festivals in the book of Acts 2:1; 12:3-4. (Remember the word "Easter" in the KJV of Acts 12:4 is a mistranslation word which—originally inspired "Passover," and it proof the correction better in some other version bible). Please also read the book of Acts 18:21; 20:6, 16 and First Corinthians 16:8 as well. Where reader like yourselves will get to see how I understand it lesson of the true doctrine.
The question again I had in mind, should we still suppose to honor and remember this Passover day even if we’re not the Yisraeli people? Yes! but let me show you something that you may understand more better by looking at the Old Covenant Passover story, which centers on YHUH’s deliverance of Yisrael from Egypt through ten miraculous plagues. These included how the delivery of death spiritual would “pass over” all the houses where the Yisraelites lived inside of there home. They were instructed to put blood over their doorposts to ensure that only the firstborn of Egypt would die. In this first Passover story, it was only the blood of the slain lamb that protected each Yisraelite home. While Egyptian suffered the plague of death, the Yisraelite firstborn were delivered by blood. By obeying YHUH’s command and by faith in His promise to protect them, they were spared from death. Another similarly passover example which are also the baptism example in Exodus 14:8-31 when the Yisraelite were crossing the Red Sea, while the water were split open half for them to travel cross by foot to be protect from the Egyptian who were after them to be kill.
This wonderful Passover doctrine in Exodus 12:12-14; Verse 14 which ceremony it “forever.” (This command also repeated in Leviticus 23:5.) Exodus 12:15 introduces the seven-day festival called the Days of Unleavened Bread (also repeated in Leviticus 23:6-8), which was to immediately follow the Passover feast each year. This is why Acts 12:3 states, “Then were the days of unleavened bread,” before mentioning the Passover in the next verse. These days were always kept in conjunction with one another. Since the Old Covenant had instituted us the Passover is mentioned for us to forever remember, then it repeats again during the New Covenant time as well. New Covenant also reminds us to continue to observe it as well. Like how First Corinthians 5:7-8 instruction: “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even MessiYah our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast (of unleavened bread, which always followed Passover, as explained above)…” MessiYah our Savior, as the Lamb of Yahuah, (once again, not the pagan title name GOD) (in John 1:29; Acts 8:32; First Peter 1:19; Rev. 5:6), replaced the Old Covenant lamb eaten on Passover evening each year.
The New Covenant where clear instructions are given regarding how often the Passover should be observed. Get it? Understand? First Corinthians 5:7-8 sets the stage for later instructions from the apostle Paul that we will review momentarily here. These verses state, “MessiYah our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven…but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” Here, in the New Covenant, Paul plainly calls MessiYah the Passover and gives instructions to follower of Messiah to observe the Days of Unleavened Bread. In this same epistle, he gives further instructions about the Passover observance. First Corinthians 11:23-28 is often misunderstood by many people to be a license from Paul to observe the Passover as often as one wishes to do it. The phrase “as oft as you do it” is said by many to mean that MessiYah's followers (believers) may take the bread and the wine as often as they choose! The proper explanation of these verses springs from verse 24. Notice that the Passover is a memorial, “a remembrance.” Memorials are observed on an annual basis. Verse 26 shows that this memorial refers to “the Master’s death,” which occurred on the Passover (remember, YahuSha is our Passover [First Corinthians 5:7). In ancient Yisrael, the Passover was always kept once a year. Verse 28 shows that the Passover ceremony is preceded by careful self-examination—which could not logically be done every day or every week, even if a person did wish to do it this often. First Corinthians 11:29 warns of believers who may lose faith taking the Passover “unworthily” can be taken improperly—or unworthily. Self-examination was tied to this warning (vs. 28), just as was the issue of when it was taken (vs. 23). YahuSha's followers must properly discern the symbols that represent Messiah’s sacrifice.
It also should be clear to you by now that the New Covenant when YahuSHA ate his last supper on earth is a direct continuation of the Old Covenant Passover, except that different symbols, commemorating YahuSha’ death, have replaced the slaying and eating of a young spring lamb. The last supper happened Wednesday evening, before the Passover morning Thursday. As we have seen so far, YahuSha was slain for us in place of a literal lamb. This ordinance should still be observed on the 14th day of Abib (which is the first month, but our modern month again is during the month between March & April). Nowhere did YHUH have change this instruction at all to from Passover day on Thursday to Sunday the first day of the week! Recalling that MessiYah readied His disciples for the Passover—“when the hour was come.” It was taken at the right time and on the right day. Certainly YahuSha, our Savior never substituted this ceremony with the modern popular celebration of so-called Easter.
Since I have learned so much, I began to understand that coming out of Egypt was the type of coming out of sin. Just like how we must come out of the sinful darkness and to follow the lightful truth. This, I believe YHUH had been with me to know the whole true to have a better life. The Passover in the OLD teaching are mean for us to memorialize YAHUAH's deliverance of Yisrael from sin as how MessiYah did for his sacrifice through the New Covenant ordinance of the bread and wine, which does exactly the same thing for the believers today. YahuSha was seized, falsely accused and imprisoned, examined, tortured, beaten and crucified—to pay for and cover of our sins—all in the following daylight portion of the exact same day of the month of Abib. Scholars are not disputing this time sequence. Hence, this all occurred on the 14th of the month of Abib. Remember, YahuSha's followers have copied the example of what He had taught them (First Peter 2:21)—and Messiah sets the example of keeping the Passover. We are commanded to keep it forever—as being the Yisraelites did when YHUH first instituted it. To observe it daily, weekly and even monthly to trivialize this as deeply indeed important and solemn annual occasion. The Passover was always intended to be a yearly memorial.
YahuSha, as our Passover and Savior, was impaled at the time of the Passover—which is observed once a year. Men are never permitted to arbitrarily place YahuSha back on the stake, even symbolically, as often as they choose! This does not “glorify YahuSha” at all—it disobeys YHUH and our Master which would dishonor His sacrifice. (Notice this in Hebrews 6:6.) WHY would anyone want to believe the things like EASTER? Isn't Easter bunny costume really according this in the Scripture book? Did YahuSha teaches us this? Most of the time we would not take a chance to stop, think and ask ourselves the question; as if any of these custom thing really a biblical teaching?
“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:3-5
Remember what YahuSha have said:
"Do not think that I (YahuSha) have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 5:17-20
“Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men, judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of MessiYah? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of MessiYah? Because there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Look at Yisra’ĕl after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the offerings sharers in the altar? What then do I say? That an idol is of any value? Or that which is offered to idols is of any value? No, but what the gentiles offer they offer to demons and not to the Creator ONE and I do not wish you to become sharers with demons. You are not able to drink the cup of the Master and the cup of demons, you are not able to partake of the table of the Master and of the table of demons. Do we provoke the Master to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?” - 1st Corinthians 10:14-22
Please tell other about this, what behind about the Easter
& the truth about the Passover day!